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Zamberlan Hiking Boots
Depends: Boots have a lot of lead content if there is concern about radiation exposure. Steel toed boots are heavy because it protects your toes and foot. My medical boots are light, so it depends on your style and functionality. ...Read more
Body fat measurement: Most use electrical impedance but need to ask the person using them how it works. ...Read more
No: The leather was saturated with chromic acid during the tanning process and washing just takes out those on the surface area. As time goes by, the level of chromate may decline. Try wearing a thick cotton sock to prevent your sweat which may leach out the chrome form the leather if you must wear them. ...Read more
Combat Boots?: What effect are you trying to achieve by wearing the boots? It begs the question as to just what kind of boots are you wearing that you would have this concern. ...Read more
Please clarify: Would you please clarify or restate your question? ...Read more
Perhaps the boots: Offer better support than the shoes you are wearing. ...Read more
What damage to your neck when stomped on by large man wearing boots when your face down on the ground?
I think it might be from the long socks I wear with my work boots. Cutting off circulation. Never had this problem before, comes with age I guess?
Probably not socks: It takes pretty tight socks to cut off circulation (like the compression hose/socks patients wear to decrease leg swelling). It's safest to see a primary care doctor (bring the socks and shoes) and let the doctor decide if the problem is the socks or possibly another cause of legs swelling or poor circulation in the legs (such as heart, kidney, arterial, or hormonal problems). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some of the best night boots for plantar fascitis? I need the best quality. I do not want it to break on me, so please tell me some good ones
Consider an Rx: I hope you have had your condition examined and diagnosed. If you are unable to find a commercial night splint device for plantar fasciitis, consider asking your doctor to recommend one specifically and/or send you to an orthotist to have a device made for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a few red, dry, almost circular patches around just one of my ankles. I thought it may have been my boots rubbing but it won't seem to go away.
Change boots: You can also change the type of socks you are wearing to one that is a little thinner. If you are still getting blisters, this is a sign of irritation and may be an indication that your shoes may be too tight. ...Read more
I lost twenty lbs but I only notice it in my feet? Is that possible? I can fit in my boots better
I agree with you....: While it is not unusual to notice more weight loss in a specific area, you really wouldn't lose 20 pounds just in your feet. It has come off in small layers all over your body. Presuming you wanted to lose it, Congratulations! Weight loss is hard and takes commitment and focus. Keep going if that's what would be healthy for you ... in more comfortable boots! ...Read more
Should i play pond hockey without a hockey helmet? Does it matter whether I have boots or skates on?
Helmet recommended: Wearing a helmet may help in preventing some injuries to the head. It will not completely prevent concussions, but it may help in decreasing the impact from a stick or fall. Depending on how aggressive you play it probably doesn't matter boots or skates. Of course you have to be careful of thin ice. ...Read more